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Mirrors

September 28, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
129 articles 33 photos 956 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me


Mirrors--

My Hello Kitty makeup mirror I held

Standing on a tippy-toe chair in the bathroom

Trying to catch a glimpse of me.

Mirrors in my mind, mirrors in the clouds

Mirrors in my shoes, mirrors in the sand

Mirrors laced with oily puppy-rainbows

Slathered on the grassy sprinkler pavement

My reflection forever trying to step through barriers

Mirrors in grass, mirrors in the school buses

Mirrors in the car windows--

Me crying in the confinement of my seatbelt.

I am the mirror

Iridescent, shiny, unreal

My thoughts are like mirrors

That set grass bugs on fire

Flashing my sun of fears

Echoing my rain of tears.

Mirrors in the river

Mirrors in the fish

Mirrors in my cup

Shining in my plate, my dish.

Mirrors are turning

Reflections burning

Mirrors--

Looking into them

Seems to take light years.

Who am I, what am I

Where am I, why am I

Why am I here

Distorted, backwards

Pretending nobody knows me

Looking in the mirror.


The author's comments:

This took several tries to write as it's such an abstract and difficult idea.


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on Oct. 2 2021 at 10:36 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
196 articles 22 photos 1038 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

do you want a virtual party?

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Sep. 29 2021 at 11:33 am
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
129 articles 33 photos 956 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me

Well this was 101 but still.

on Sep. 29 2021 at 9:23 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
196 articles 22 photos 1038 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

100th!! whooho! i feel like i should throw you a party or something